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about. trying to get prepared ahead of it. tucker barnes joining us now with what's really happening. in a time like this you get all kinds of stories, tuck. >> i've heard them all, yeah. people starting to hit the panic button. maybe that may be the case later this weekend. but no concerns with your friday, your saturday will be fine. honestly, most of sunday will be fine, too. the time frame is monday into tuesday, when the worst of what's left of sandy and this new hybrid storm will strike the washington area. sandy a category 1. losing a little steam overnight. pressure is up a little bit. moving to the north and west at 13. forecast to continue to lose intensity here. you can see the satellite signature not as impressive as 24 hours ago when we saw the eye wall. likely to lose a little intensity and later this weekend get reenergized as it encounters colder and drier air off to our north and west. i'll have much more coming up.
let's talk local forecast and worry about today first. we'll be fine today. quiet conditions. little fog to start your day. 63 now at reagan national. dulles 61. bwi marshall 61 degrees as well. highs about 70 degrees. lots of clouds the first half of the day. we'll burn the fog off. get a little sunshine in here later. kind of partly sunny afrnoon with highs about 70 degrees. 71 in washington. 70 leonardtown. could be an early sprinkle or lonesome shower the first part of the day. more details on sandy coming up in the next hour. let's do traffic with julie wright. >> good morning. right now we've got our hands full, accident activity we need to clean up and clear up if you will coming southbound on 295. still tying up a couple of lanes. delays stacking up near 895 past nursery road. stay to the road to get by.
no problems leaving 695 to the accident scene. accident in montgomery county. over towards connecticut avenue, we have the police directing you through the intersection to work southbound towards the capitol beltway. 66, lanes are open, but pace is slow inbound, down to about 30 miles per hour. slowing at 31 miles per hour at fair oaks. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. thank you very much. hurricane sandy has left a devastating path in cuba and haiti, and is barreling through the bahamas. officials say 21 people are dead in the carribean as a result of the storm, including 11 in cuba. >> now the east coast is prepping for what forecasters have dubbed the frankenstorm. it is around halloween. it is expected to hit here in the next few days bringing high
winds, heavy rain, possibly snow in some part. dangerous weather predicted from florida to new york city and as far west as ohio. power crews in our area are preparing for the worst. pepco and bge say they are planning for 100,000 outages or more and have hundreds of crews on standby. fox5's sherri ly is in prince george's county live to give us the latest on the preparations. sherri, you just got to cross your fingers in this for us, but they're working to make us feel a little better. >> reporter: they are, allison and tony. right now you can may see this snow plow behind me. prince george county's crews were in this morning to do a preplanned dry run for their snow plans this winter. but now they find themselves in the midst of preparing for hurricane sandy at the same time. this is a storm that has the potential to cause widespread damage throughout the aa,
even without a direct hit. joining me now is susan hubbard, spokesman for the department of public works. how are your crews preparing today while they're out on this snow run? >> good morning. as you said, we are on our annual snow and ice dry run. and it just happens that the hurricane has been forecast. what we have asked our crews to do while they're out there familiarizing themselves with their routes is to look to the roadways to see if there's any problems that could cause flooding, to check the storm drains to make sure they're clear, that there's no debris, no leaves or anything down there, and we will ask folks whatever you do, please don't rake leaves down the storm drain. they're looking at the trees to make sure that there's not a problem with the wires. we're working with the electric companies, utility companies to make sure trimming is done prior to as much as possible.
prince george's county has been monitoring and conducting conference calls and there's one at 9:00 this morning to go over the latest forecast. at that time, from that forecast, they'll determine how much staff has to come in and exactly what time they have to come in. >> reporter: they are calling this the frankenstorm because this is really expected to be a monster of a storm. tell us what plans are already in place as far as notifying workers, putting people on standby and starting to get those resources in place. >> the county has been doing that since the first notification of the storm, and as you know and the folks out there who are watching know, it can be projected to be a horrendous storm and veers and goes away. so it makes it a little bit precarious for us to know exactly when it bring staff. staff is on standby now. they know they'll have to come in. for those members of staff from the different agencies who have to come in, there is a system that is utilized and they are
well aware of that. we will bring in and we will for instance the department of public works and staff is preassigned to the six pumping stations we have. they are already preassigned to their routes to ensure what they need to ensure to make it as safe and keep it safe. we have tree crews, not only our staff, but tree crews on call should a tree go down in the roadway to remove it. i think one of the most important things we could ask folks, if the storm does hit us, please, unless it's absolutely necessary, stay home. prior to the storm go out, get your groceries, get your medicine, get your batteries, make sure your generators, if you have a generator, is ready to roll. make sure if you have a sump pump you have a battery backup pack. and in prince george's county, they can be notified through
notify me at prince george's county. they'll get notifications of what's going on. also, if it's not an emergency, call 311. >> reporter: great. helpful advice here from susan hubbard. again, they are getting ready here. they are also asking people out there to get ready as this storm makes its way up the east coast. that's the latest in prince george's county. back to you. >> thank you very much. >> stay with fox 5 as we track this potential super storm. you can follow the storm's path on myfoxhurricane.com. >> you can have the storm forecast with you wherever you go. it will be changing throughout the weekend. download the free fox 5 weather app. it is available for apple iphones and droids. checking the other top stories, police in leesburg say they're looking into a
suspicious death they learned about overnight. investigators say a woman in her early 20s was found inside an apartment at the fields of leesburg on edwards ferry road. that was around 1:00 this morning. police say they were contacted by relatives of the woman who had not been able make contact with her for a few days. unclear how the woman died. however, investigators say there is no threat to the public. in maryland, police in prince george's county on the lookout for a possible serial arsonist, this after nine cars were set on fire in less than 24 hours. as you can see, some of the cars are a total loss. all of the cases happened in upper marlboro. police say they will increase patrols, but urge anyone with information to please come forward. turning to the race for the white house, a new fox news poll shows the presidential race tightening in virginia, giving mitt romney the edge
over barack obama. independent voters and women remain in the cross hairs for the candidates. fox's doug luzader has the latest now from the campaign trail >> reporter: certainly seen this race tighten up considerably over just the past month. this is the average of polls. there's not much space between governor romney and president obama. romney has widened his lead a bit since yesterday and it has the president running to catch up. nothing matches the campaign tools a president has, air force one rolling up to a rally. later, the president running to the podium. >> are you fired up? [ applause ] >> reporter: after a marathon day, his voice was nearly gone. >> even though my voice is getting kind of hoarse, i've still got a spring in my step. >> reporter: the president even cast his vote early yesterday
in chicago. with his poll numbers flagging, his campaign hopes early voters help lock down the lead he had weeks ago. the obama strategy involves women and young voters. the president referring to romney, "well, that's a b-ser, i can tell." if mitt romney feels good, he has reasons. his support from women continues to grow. one poll shows he and the president are tied nationally among likely women voters. that is a huge shift. >> the obama campaign is lifting, because they can't find an agenda to help the american families. this is a time for giving challenges and opportunities. we have a big choice, and i'll get this country growing again with your help. >> reporter: as much as we talk about national numbers, it's
really it map that may matter most. as far as the electoral college count is concerned, real clear politics gives a little bit of an edge to the president. but we've seen that go back and forth over the past few days. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. doug, thank you. 7:11now. the tigers looking to call off the giants at home after losing the first two games in san francisco. a serving up of this morning's sports breakfast is next. >> looking more likely that a monster storm will hit our area, at least the mid-atlantic and northeast in the coming days. up next, a closer look at what we can expect. >> as we take you to the break, a live look at fort lauderdale, florida, where the surf is kicked up from hurricane sandy. we're going to get the latest on its forecast track and talk with the national weather service about the super storm and get an update on friday traffic from julie wright. it's all coming up next.
we're back with a check of this morning's big sports headlines. the san francisco giants are halfway to a world series title. they shut out the detroit tigers 2-0 in game two. 14 of the last 15 teams that have won the first two games have won the world series. today is a travel day. the series resumes tomorrow night in detroit. detroit was only shut out twice during the season. >> is that true? wow. >> then shut out last night. >> giants seem to have the magic going. >> i think they're going to win it. >> looking that way. >> we'll see. >> i was rooting for the lions. why do i keep doing that? lions, tigers, bears -- >> oh my. >> whatever. >> okay. >> detroit is a great team. let's get the forecast and talk
sandy. i'm not sure -- >> do we gotta? >> nobody is rooting for sandy. >> nobody is. >> there's your latest. i'll show you the information on it. but i want you to notice a couple of features with it. not as strong as it was 24 hours ago. yesterday we had that eye structure. today, none of that. encountering a lot of wind shear. though this is forecast to keep that center circulation intact, likely to weaken over the near term as it pushes off to the north and west. at least that's a little good news. let's go to the latest with sandy. hurricane sandy as of 5:00 a.m., maximum winds 80 miles per hour. gusts 90, 95. winds moving to the north and west at 13. pressure up a little bit over night. 968millibars. they've been tweaking this track, and unfortunately the track is looking less and less
favorable with every run. i'm going to show you why at the end of the time period. let me emphasize again, today, tomorrow, no issues. most of sunday no issues. the main event would arrive and tuesday, wednesday. energized, we've been talking the frankenstorm, energized with this cool air to the west could create a very serious storm situation around here monday and tuesday. that includes gusty winds, torrential rains. some of the rain forecasts even in washington for 5 to 6 inches of rain. that would fall at a quick pace. we have a lot to be concerned monday and tuesday. here it's 63 in washington. 61 in leonardtown. forecast for today is fine.
accu weather seven-day, the focus is monday, tuesday for the worst of it. and a lot could still happen. and i think we're going to talk to some people out at the weather service site in a minute. a lot could happen. not set in stone, the track. >> i appreciate on that seven- day you don't have, yikes, and omg for those two days. >> i'm saving that. >> still look pretty normal. thank you. >> let's go to julie wright. >> that's what i'm saying, julie. >> me, too, julie. >> it has been busy out here. montgomery county, accident activity aat connecticut avenue. follow police direction. southbound along 270, slow traffic approaching route 80. doesn't improve continuing further south to gaithersburg, but at the lane divide back up to 42 miles per hour. there has been some change as you continue southbound along 270. delays now southbound on
kenilworth avenue to 18 miles per hour, heading south towards the exit for pennsylvania avenue you'll find inbound on route 50 below speed from 410 to bladensburg road. lanes are open continuing along the beltway, between college park and bethesda. this is westbound approaching i- 97 with accident activity on the right and left shoulder. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. thanks, julie. let's get back to the conversation about the possible super storm. >> shaping up to be major weather systems. >> we're going bring in brian jackson with the national weather service in sterling, our local field office. he's going to join us on the phone now. good morning, brian, are you there? >> good morning, i am here. >> what is the latest on all of this? a lot of people worried about this one, bryan. >> yeah. we're looking at potentially quite a situation here, with the hurricane coming up sunday
night, east of cape hatteras and making a turn to the northwest and yeah, i think in the forecast you saw that the forecast is for it to make landfall in the mid-atlantic early next week. >> bryan, i'm familiar, like you are, i'm sure, with tropical storms. i've never seen a hurricane track quite like the one that's forecast with sandy. do you think that that will verify? are we getting more confident this will happen? >> well, it's -- the other aspects that are causing that, it's this -- we've currently got a cold front over the midwest. there's a large trough of low pressure that will be coming across the u.s., and those -- that large trough will merge with the hurricane and essentially it's that merging that is causing that turn to
the northwest. so it's a pretty unique situation. most of the times hurricanes moving along the eastern seaboard will go straight north, and it is pretty rare to get a landfall into this area. >> bryan, is it possible that the cold front that we're seeing to the west could be strong enough to steer this storm further out to sea? >> usually there's, you know, a trough or things like that will deflect. but there's different orientations of the trough. in this case, it's what we call negatively tilted, it's tilted from the northwest to the southeast. that will actually draw the system in. so there's increasing confidence that yeah, we will see a merger of the two, what's known as a fading. >> let's talk about some of the effects of sandy around here by monday afternoon. what kind of winds could we be looking at in the metro area? >> we've been talking about uncertainty this whole time.
coming to a better consensus on, as far as where it's going to be and where we're looking at a landfall now. essentially from the delmarva, maybe to the southern new england coast. high winds, in excess of 50, 60 miles per hour. once again, this is all potential. and combined with heavy rain. so it's the high winds and the real flooding rains are the big impacts for the inland areas. >> bryan, one quick question, the other thing i've noticed this would last for several days. this one will stick around, right? >> yeah. as it does this phasing, this merging, it gets all wrapped up and yeah, we're looking at at least some of the remnants, one of the models takes it basically to next weekend. so yeah, we're looking at kind of a long system. fortunately, it will weaken
once it's over land and lose its tropical characteristics. >> bryan jackson is a meteorologist with the national weather service in sterling, virginia. thank you, sir, for spending some time with us this morning. and we'll talk to you again i'm sure. >> all right. be prepared. >> thank you, you, too. >> all right, bye. >> don't like it. >> i don't feel any better. >> feel a little worse, actually. coming up next, a look at this morning's top national and world headlines, including a new report about the fiscal cliff. just a wonderful morning. >> it is friday. >> it's still two months away, but already the economy is feeling the effects. >> and a celebration, everybody, of european arts and culture for all ages and for all kids. magicians, story tellers, puppeteers. holly will tell us about how you can get in on all of this fun.
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welcome back, everybody. we've been talking about the campaigns, 11 days before we go to the polls. everybody has an opinion, even barbie. >> barbie? >> check out barbie. she was the b party, i believe. >> she is the candidate? running? >> she's running. mattel makes barbie, they say basically there are no women in the race, so they're putting barbie in the race. >> oh. >> running for president? do we know her platform or anything? >> i don't think we do. as tony mentioned, here is her campaign -- can see them on the back. got a pink wig on. >> maybe not a serious campaign. >> this is cool. barbie stands on her own, literally, because she stands up on her own out of the box.
>> she does? that's not something all barbies do. >> stands on her own, and says, literally. and she has on wedges, not stilettos. >> that's important if you're running for office. >> stilettos take a toll on your feet. >> i don't know the difference. should i? >> i don't think so. >> good for her. tucker has a lot of information for us about the weather, which today, not so bad. >> not so bad around here. we'll talk local forecast in a second. this is a live shot out of fort lauderdale. they're getting rough surf. i have an uncle that lives down there and says he doesn't have power. >> already? >> what? >> for a good 10 hours and he said the storm surge was causing flooding locally. even florida has tropical storm warnings and watches up and down the coast now. >> could be scary. >> are you seriously thinking about giving her your vote? >> i was seeing if she was the
b party. we came back on camera, which we don't often do when you start talking. >> 63 in washington now. 63 annapolis. tony mentioned not a bad one day. much like yesterday, morning cloud cover. got the fog. once we get that, get that burned off a little bit, a little bit of sunshine this afternoon. 61 leonardtown. 59 in winchester. 59 frederick as well. temperatures relatively cool. highs today about 70 degrees. plenty of time to prepare for what will eventually be sandy and this hybrid frankenstorm late sunday and monday and tuesday. there's the gray, that's the maritime layer, the low fog. not very thick, but enough to give us clouds to start the day. should see that burn off later this afternoon. this front, that's a big player in our weather, we talked to the forecaster in sterling and he mentioned the negative tilt. behind that front will be a big
piece of energy helping trap this tropical storm and pull it towards the mid atlantic. that's the latest look at sandy. notice it's not looking as impressive as 24 hours ago. pretty good winds in the upper atmosphere pulling at it in many different directions. core of circulation will stay intact likely, but will lose some strength as it pushes north later today, so that's good news. let's talk about the bigger picture, and the possible track of the storm. looks like it will track to the north-northeast, and as i mentioned, will get pulled back towards the washington area as we get into the sunday night, monday time frame. let's take a look at futurecast and decent job of showing what will take place. later tomorrow, here comes the cold front, that will energize the system. could give us a few showers late tomorrow. moving up the coast saturday and sunday. here we are sunday at 1:00, rain showers around. heavier rain to the east. lower eastern shore, heavier
rain. main event still several hours away. that will continue to track up towards the washington area. things get much more interesting by early monday morning. we'll have heavy rain, and here are some of the impact, beach erosion, did i mention monday is a full moon? will exacerbate problems with flooding along the tidal basin and of course atlantic ocean. power outages almost a guarantee and potential for flooding rain. looking at the last guidance here, maybe 5 to 8 inches of rain. 71 today. early clouds and fog, afternoon sun. winds out of the east at 5. accu weather seven-day forecast, 68 tomorrow. and monday, tuesday, that's the time frame we're going to put a question mark, again, that track not set in stone. much could still happen. if it hits, monday, tuesday time frame, that will be the worst of it. let's do traffic and get the latest from julie wright. >> good morning. busy ride here on the highways this morning. let's get to it. traveling southbound along
kenilworth avenue, heavy slow and steady getting past eastern continuing towards pennsylvania avenue. all lanes are open. southbound 270, still congested on the top stretch down to about 21 miles per hour. heading southbound to the accident, tying up the right side of the highway. south of shady grove and rockville the pace improves. inner loop, slow start from springs field, 20 minutes at this point. this is volume delays. volume delays eastbound on 66. by the time you reach the beltway, up to 60 miles per hour with all lanes open. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. thank you. expect to see more women getting out the vote. a vast majority of women voters still undecided and both candidates are paying close
attention to that. a recent gallup poll shows women in key swing states have gender specific priorities. what does this mean? professor jennifer lawless with american university joins us, where she's also the director of women and politics institute. nice to see you. we were having a little fun with the barbie, but the truth of the matter is, women are more important than ever it appears in this election cycle. where are we now as far as what issues seem to be important to women voters? >> there are two things going on. the first is that they are important. they are more likely to be registered to vote and turn out to vote than men. and their population percentages suggests they are the majority of the electorates. in every presidential election since 1980 and all congressional elections since 1986 women have been more likely than men to support the democratic candidate. president obama needs to exploit that if he wants to win, and mitt romney needs to
mitigate it if he wants to win. >> it seems that the president enjoyed quite a gap as far as that women vote, and recently, perhaps when the debates started or around the same time, we saw that gap narrow quite a bit. can you explain that? >> it's somewhat perplexing. my assessment is it has to do with what i'm calling absence makes the heart grow fonder phenomenon. after the first debate women's issues weren't talked about at all. following the second debate, the gap reemerged a little bit, because so much attention was on women's issues. the third debate was about foreign policy. women were not really fully integrated into that debate, women's issues weren't in that debate and it moved away. some of this has to do with gender setting and what women and men are being told to think about. >> interesting. there was a poll taken in 12 of
those key swing states, and that's the other key player, the swing states, and it showed a different story as far as what women care about and what men care about. number one on that was abortion with 39% of women coming in saying that that's what they consider the most important issue for women in this election. jobs at 19%. health care 18%. economy 16%, equal rights, pay and opportunity. abortion doesn't show up on the men, and equal opportunity didn't show up as a priority. what can we learn from that, and if this is the case, who should be ahead now? >> it's a little bit confusing, because those questions were open ended. so people were just asked what do you think is the most important issue facing the country? it's not that surprising that in swing states women said abortion and equal rights, because the candidates,
democrats in particular, have been doing so much to prime them to assess other candidates, both romney and barack obama, according to that issue. when asked about other five issues, unemployment, foreign affairs, we don't see the gender differences we see when asked that open ended question. so barack obama is leading on women's issues. the key for him is make sure these women continue to prioritize abortion, equal rights and get out to the polls. >> i've seen effective ads as far as governor romney goes, the latest was a high ranking women within his cabinet, and just really speaking plainly, you know, basically i know mitt romney, i support mitt romney. how effective is something like that? >> it's certainly not ineffective. and it's important for this small segment of swing voters who are women in these swing states. but the things to keep in mind is that where mitt romney can have surrogates on the campaign trail who say he did good
things for women, barack obama has a record he can point to. at the end of the day it's going to be a question of whether female voters are more inclined to buy the symbolism or the substance. >> always a pleasure when you come in. i enjoy it so much. thanks for talking with us today for a little while, and we'll be right back. hat th. revee roe v. w hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. my name is julian bond. i know a little something about fighting for what's right and just. maryland's gay and lesbian families share the same values and they should share in the right to marry. i believe people of faith understand this isn't about any one religious belief.
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it's your look at the new and note worthy in the week ahead. it is the capitol rundown for the week of october 29th. monday at 9:30 a.m., the supreme court hears arguments in a case that looks at the constitutionality of federal wire tapping laws. tuesday, october 30th at 11:00 a.m., the national press club hosts democratic campaign chairman congressman steve israel of new york and congress time white of georgia.
wednesday, the 31st, the brookings constitution talks about markets and economic recovery. and november 1, a lecture on the spread of muslim sharia law. friday, november 2nd, uso is hosting its annual gala at the washington hilton, honoring the men and women of the u.s. military. jordin sparks will perform and alison seymour will emcee. keep checking fox 5 for more. i'm tom fitzgerald. see you next week. >> i'm nervous about hosting it. >> it will be fun. >> it will be fun. >> big deal, allison. >> autographs signed later after the show.
>> can't wait. want a picture, too. >> what have you got for us? >> waiting for the latest update on sandy. she's undergoing her transition. >> tucker, you said she's lost power. i'm confused by this message. >> she's lost steam overnight. >> isn't that good news? >> we've been talking about the hybrid storm. this is undergoing that process, where it becomes a little bit of this and a little bit of that. bottom line, still will be dangerous as it approaches the mid-atlantic, late sunday, monday, tuesday, that's your time frame. still category 1 hurricane as of 5:00 a.m. with 80-mile-per-hour winds. want to talk about the wind field. couple of different players here. we've got the storm working up the coast. see the center of circulation? notice where it is monday morning at 7:00 a.m. that's not where you want it. right off to our south and east, off the delmarva
peninsula. strongest winds are closest to the certainty of circulation. to the the west, that cold air and negative tilt. and that will trap the storm. monday late morning, early afternoon, it will be right on top of us and will sit here, unfortunately, and if it forecast verifies, that would be a messy situation here monday, tuesday, with heavy rain, lots of wind and mountain snow to the west. unlike the storm last year that moved quickly, this will take its time and will be with us for a couple of days. >> okay, kids, uncle tuck says no halloween this year. >> not yet, allison. >> let's go to julie wright. >> still busy here on the roads. traveling southbound along 270 earlier accident at shady grove road is off the road to the shoulder. pace doesn't improve much, 16
miles per hour out of gaithersburg headed southbound to rockville. lane divide, backed up to about 35 miles per hour. you get the idea, heavy, slow and steady, continuing to the lane divide. northbound on route 5, car stuck in the center of the roadway. expect delays leaving 301. ahead, a taste of europe in d.c. >> no passport required. here's holly. >> reporter: no passport required indeed. another reason why we live in the best city in the world. this is truly a celebration of european arts and culture, and it's all for your kids and it's absolutely free. it is kids efest 2012. we are live at the mlk library where we are getting a preview. coming up, we're going to get our own performance from one of the entertainers, and we'll tell you how you can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity on fox 5 morning news. stay with us. ♪
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the kid euro festival is returning to d.c. and offers more than 200 performances around the city and it's free. >> i like that. holly morris has more live from northwest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is just another day where i get to say that we live in the best city, because the nation's largest children's performing arts festival goes on here, and it is kids euro fest in its 5th year. 27 embassies are taking part. we have the coordinator of youth services for d.c. public library joining us. good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: this is the fourth year you've been a part of the festival. clearly this is something you think is great. >> we're so excited every year to be part of this. they convert their story time to the theme of the festival.
they provide school age programming. they have a great time. our customers do, too. >> reporter: talk about how the partnership works. >> we meet with the kids euro festival committee every year. we start as early as possible, and we plan our programming. we also get performances from the festival, so we have some of the performances in our libraries. >> reporter: and you have workshops? >> some are story times, some are craft programs. we do pajama story time. anything that strikes the fancy of our children and librarians. >> reporter: since your children's librarians, their expertise is entertaining children, when they have these children's entertainers come from other parts of the world, that is an exchange of ideas in different ways to help keep the attention of young people? >> it does. and gives them ideas for throughout the year. they see the performance and how engaged the children are in learning about other cultures
and sometimes they plan their programming throughout the year with that in mind. >> reporter: i'm assuming this is an opportunity. a lot of these performances you wouldn't get anywhere? >> absolutely. we would pay dearly. >> reporter: you heard it from her, not me. and this is free. 200 plus performances in and around the city. so thank you so much. >> thank you. >> reporter: let me introduce to you to simon and jeal. they're from belgium. the partnership is a discovery of a wide variety of musical styles that take us in and around the world. and now you're taking us to france. ♪ [ singing in french ]
♪ [ singing in french ] ♪ >> reporter: the kids euro fest is going on through november 14th. 200 plus free performances in and around the city, literally at every venue you can think of. look for a publication around this -- like this. they're all around town. in our next hour, we have magicians. back to you in the studio. >> thanks, hollie. the marine corps marathon, details coming up at 8:00. >> if you are looking to take a last minute vacation to some place warm, now is the time to
book it. plus, tips to make traveling this thanksgiving a little less stressful. that's coming up next hour. >> and another live look at fort lauderdale, where the surf is indeed picking up from hurricane sandy. she's out to sea, but already parts of the south feeling the effects. we'll have more on sandy coming up in a few moments. stay with us. fox5 morning news will be right back. teacher: this is west virginia, pennsylvania, delaware.
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more ominous by the hour. the combination of high winds, heavy rain, extreme tides and snow in some places could have devastating consequences, possibly totaling at least $1 billion in damage. for more on the when and where this storm could hit, we turn to tucker barnes. >> thanks, tony. let's get you the latest information. the sort of traditional tropical storm signature we would see is starting to fall apart. it's undergoing a transition now. the wind field has been growing by the hour and that will be a big player in our forecast as we get into the end of the weekend and early next week. still a category 1 hurricane. i'm getting the update here, now moving off to the north and west at 10 miles per hour. maximum winds 80 miles per hour. the pressure up to 970 millibars. that advisory just coming in here a few moments ago. where will it track? looks like it will go north and eventually here's what is
amazing, because we haven't seen this a lot in our hurricane history, looks like it will get pulled inland here as we get into the monday, tuesday time frame. this is the official hurricane track put out by the national hurricane center. will park over the washington area tuesday afternoon, early wednesday, and not favorable scenario for us. extremely gusty winds, hours and hours of rain. we would have major issues with storm surge, unfortunately the full moon is monday night, and that would exacerbate problems. bottom line, this storm needs to be carefully watched. still got that cone of uncertainty. we have to watch the storm here as we get into the end of the weekend. monday, tuesday the primetime even here with sandy. temperatures now, 63 in washington. let me mention, no problems today, if you want to get some supplies, that kind of thing.
no issues at all. 71, afternoon sun. allison, that's the latest. back to you. thank you. our team coverage of hurricane sandy continues with sherri ly live where prince george's road crews are preparing for whatever mother nature has in store. >> reporter: good morning. road crews here in prince george's county are actually out on the streets now, looking for any potential problems before hurricane sandy should arrive. these road crews were already due in this morning for a preplanned snow drill, but now they find themselves on hurricane duty, too. as the snow plows hit the streets throughout the county for a dry run this morning, crews with the department of public works are checking storm drains for blockages and trees could pose a hazard. the command center is keeping an eye on the storm.
it is a monster storm that's already being felt along parts of the east coast. the hurricane dubbed the frankenstorm because of the combination with the winter storm moving in, could cause catastrophic damage. as the hurricane moves closer in the coming days, emergency planners across the region are making contingency plans. >> prince george's county has been aware of the forecast, has been monitoring it, has been conducting conference calls and in fact there's one at 9:00 this morning to go over the latest forecast. at that time, they'll determine how much staff has to come in and what time they have to come in. >> reporter: it is still hard to predict how significant the damage will be. but if past hurricanes are any indication, we could be looking
at major flooding and massive power outages. millions of customers could lose power after this hurricane. here in prince george's county, too, they're also looking at possible flood damage during hurricane irene last year, the county administrative building in upper marlboro had significant damage from flooding. so now they have these inflatable sand bags that they have ready to deploy if flooding becomes a problem. that's the latest here in forestville, back to you. >> thank you. now we want to check in with julie wright. she's got a look at traffic. >> busy on the south side of town. traffic is congested and this is why, coming towards the wilson bridge on the inner loop, accident activity in the local lanes, slowing down to about 22 miles per hour headed in the direction of alexandria. northbound 210 at kirby road,
delays beginning at palmer road. headed into southeast, heavy and slow because of a stalled car, inbound on the douglas bridge. watch for police direction to help direct you through. southbound 270, delays down to 31 miles per hour. gridlocked out of germantown at 16 miles per hour. and 35 miles per hour to wrap up your commute coming in from rockdale. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. new this morning, a suspicious death investigation in leesburg. police tell fox 5 a woman in her 20s was found inside an apartment overnight along edwards ferry road. a relative of the victim contacted authorities after being unable to make contact with her for a few days. no word on how the woman died, but police say there is no threat to the public. 11 days left until voters hit the polls, and it will be a
relatively calm one on the campaign trail. today president obama will be here in d.c. he is scheduled to give a few interviews at the white house, including one for mtv. it comes after a marathon 40- hour eight-state blitz. romney is heading to iowa today. his campaign says he'll give a speech on the economy this afternoon. the latest "washington post" abc news daily tracking poll candidates this year's election is more divided along racial lines. it shows among whites, president obama trails governor rom 60 to 37%. and overall it has romney getting 50% to the president's 47%. this is the first time romney has the lead. here in the district, city leaders have soured on the obama campaign. that's because they say the president hasn't done enough to support the local autonomy d.c.
has been looking for. the city still lacks representation in congress and the city laws are still up for congressional review. a criminal investigation into an undercover video that led to the resignation of congressman jim moran's son as his campaign field director. in the video, patrick moran is heard telling someone from a conservative group how to cast ballots under the names of 100 voters who rarely go to polls. at the same time, the chairman of the republican committee is calling for congressman moran to resign. checking other top stories in the day ahead, virginia man accused of shooting a security guard at a conservative christian lobbying group will be back in court. he'll face terrorism charges. he has already pleaded not guilty. also today the two teenage brothers accused of killing a 12-year-old new jersey girl are due in court for the first time. today's hearing will determine
if they should remain in juvenile lockup. prosecutors say they may want to try the case in adult court. police say the brothers lured the girl to their home to trade bike parks and murdered her. finally today, the public will have the chance to say goodbye to former senator and presidential candidate george mcgovern. this follows a smaller more personal tribute yesterday. he died sunday at the age of 90. developing in afghanistan, the death toll from a suicide bombing in the north is now up to 36. >> dozens more are injured. the bomber blew himself up at a mosque as people gathered to celebrate a muslim holiday. most of the dead are police and soldiers. the taliban is announcing it is behind an insider attack in central afghanistan that killed two americans yesterday. still ahead at 8:00, an
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all right. we've been talking about this storm we might have to live through. let's lighten it up a little bit, just for a second. can we? >> tucker can do that for us. >> i hope i can. time for my first 5 photo of the day, the cuteness factor. we say hello to riley smith. >> yay! >> there we go. >> thank you. >> cute as can be. >> has she sprouted wings? >> yes. >> ready to fly away when the storm comes. >> riley is turning a great big one tomorrow. and celebrating with her costume extravaganza. >> she needs to be able to trick or treat, tuck. >> i'll work on that. we'll be much improved by wednesday, i promise. >> gorgeous girl. >> love it. beautiful smile. >> i love the look. look off ever so slightly. with my wand. >> looks like a little angel.
>> indeed. >> to send us your child's picture, myfoxdc.com. i hope you have a fun party tomorrow. tomorrow no weather issues at all, so you get a chance to celebrate. >> good. >> let's do weather. there's your satellite radar. orientation is a little strange. couple of players here, hurricane is to the south and east. that's the white mass you see. that's sandy. to the west is your cold front. guess what? they're going to get together just off the mid-atlantic coast and create this, or at least possibly create this super storm. still a lot of players have to get in place and get synchronized. certainly a possibility here. with every passing hour becoming an increasing possibility we'll be dealing with this storm around here. timing on it would be late sunday, monday, and tuesday. monday, tuesday will be the worst of it u.s. as it tracks off to the north and moves inland, maybe the delaware bay, southern new jersey. futurecast, put it in motion,
there you go, watch the storm climb up the coast. there's the cold front to the west. 8:00tomorrow night, lots of clouds. maybe a few showers tomorrow afternoon. then the rain shower activity will move in overnight saturday into early sunday. sunday at 1:00, and seeing the banding features taking place, seeing the rain move in. notice the center of circulation is still east of north carolina. we're just getting started, and later sunday afternoon the rain will pick up in intensity and early monday morning i think we'll start to feel the effects. sandy's impacts will be beach erosion, could have serious beach erosion. surge flooding. extremely high tides with a full moon monday. power outages, pretty much a guarantee any time we get storms here. and flooding rains. maybe 5, 8, maybe some spots 10 inches of rain. lot of question marks. that track not set in stone. intensity not set in stone. 71 today.
monday, tuesday, will be cool, too, and highs only 50 degrees. will be chilly around here. let's do traffic and have a great friday, julie. >> thank you, you do the same. see you at the grocery store. on the roads, very much a busy commute now for those traveling the top stretch of the beltway leaving college park, headed to georgia avenue. 95 and southbound bwi slowing from laurel to the beltway. crash before the wilson bridge. follow police direction. down to about 22 miles per hour. kirby road tying up the commute. earlier stalled car has cleared. southeast, stalled car inbound south capitol street on the bridge. below speed at 31 miles per
hour out of revenna. a week and a half to the elections and all eyes are on the swing states. four senators from key battleground states will debate the issues this sunday and chris wallace joins me for a preview. good to see you. >> good to be with you. included among those senators, portman of ohio. will come down to about a half dozen states that are ground zero and one of them is virginia. >> it's great to have portman on, because i say all eyes on the swing state, but more and more eyes on ohio. >> that's right. you're talking about 18 electoral votes. and romney can win without winning ohio, but somebody said he wouldn't want to. he'd have to pick up a bunch of other states. i think whoever wins ohio will be the next president.
>> the candidates are spending it seems all their time at this point in the swing states, which we understand. is that a mistake now? should they be going to other places, too? >> it's interesting, because there's talk about michigan maybe coming into play, and looks like it would be reliablebly obama, but romney is gaining there and in pennsylvania. it may be you're close, but if you spend a lot of money there, don't win there and also don't win in a place where if you had just focused on it, you could have won. it's an interesting choice these guys have to make, and they have so many chess pieces they can put on the board. >> i think the other interesting thing about the fact you have mark warner on the show, he's featured in some of the ads for tim kaine and that's a race people are watching closely. >> absolutely. as romney is doing better, and i don't know if he'll win or not, but clearly he's got the momentum, for instance in virginia, in the last fox news
poll, he was down, romney was down seven. now he's up 2. that's a 9-point swing. as romney is doing better, so are some of the republican candidates like george allen. as a result, that's a very close race. looked like kaine was off to a lead, and now it's closing up again. >> libya on the forefront. people still talking about that? >> you bet. we'll come to the four swing states, and also one of the issues that is cutting, gdp numbers on growth of the economy, and libya and the continuing controversy over how it was handled by the administration. we'll talk to them about the ground game in their states and also what are the issues cutting in their states. >> chris wallace we look forward to it. good to see you, sir. see you next week. >> you bet. and i'm going to get my galoshes. >> probably will need them. appreciate it. you can see the show here on
sunday morning at 9:00, airs right after fox 5 morning news. allison? tony, thank you very much. it is 8:20 now on a friday morning. coming up next, a head to head text battle between microsoft and apple. >> later, magicians, story tellers, and dancers. it's a celebration of arts and culture, and it's all for the kids. we'll be right back. 8:21now. anncr: seven-hundred-thousand jobs. that's what the plan george allen supports... would cost our economy. newspapers called it "economically destructive." like allen's votes to give tax breaks to companies... that ship jobs overseas, his economic plan would... help big corporations, devastating the middle class.
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a big day for apple and microsoft. the fourth generation ipad and the new ipad mini are now available for preorder, depending on your choice of color and how much memory you want, you may have to wait until mid-november. they hit stores november 2nd. meantime, microsoft's windows 8 system is available today, and we should know more about the new surface tablet. the federal government is removing the controversial full body scanners from a number of airports. the tsa is removing the scanners from seven major airports, though none here in our area. the list includes laguardia and
kennedy airports in new york, los angeles international, boston logan and chicago's o'hare. critics compared them to a search. they are being replaced by a machine that produces a cartoon- like out line. the first lady working hard to get out the vote. >> take a look at a clip, a video she shot for her appearance on jimmy kimmel live. >> election day, election day, up and at them. let's go. move it, move it, move it. it's election day. [ sound of blow horn ] >> up, up. >> that's one way to do it i suppose. >> the first lady talked halloween with kimmel and she says, yes, he is allowing sweets to be passed out at the white house. still ahead, tucker will be back with the latest update on sandy's track. >> plus, we'll go live to arlington where thousands of runners are getting ready for the annual marine corps
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making headlines, a tense cease-fire that went in effect in syria overnight appears to be holding. however, there are are some clashes in damascus. a judge ordered the new york city police officer accused of planning to torture and eat women to be detained without bail. prosecutors say the 28-year-old left a trail of e-mails and instant messages and computer files detailing the scheme. his lawyer claims the alleged plot was a sexual fantasy that never became reality. also making headlines, a
former fbi agent has been found guilty on all charges for killing a teenager while driving drunk in february 2011. adrian johnson is convicted of homicide by motor vehicle while intoxicated. 18-year-old lawrence garner was killed after johnson crashed into his car. garner's best friend was seriously injured. johnson faces up to 13 years in prison and will be sentenced in december. all right. 8:30. pretty calm right now. >> yeah. got a little fog and low clouds to start the day. afternoon sunshine. and we'll be fine today, tomorrow and sunday. it's overnight sunday into monday and tuesday, that will be the time frame when we begin with the impact of sandy or this hybrid we've been talking about. it could cause serious issues around here. we have to watch it. but the track not set in stone. we have two questions, will the track verify and how intense will the storm be when it hits
us? this will have a little bit of a tropical storm in it and a little bit of mid-latitude storm. this is more difficult to forecast. i think that's fort lauderdale and they've been hit overnight. they have pretty rough seas, gray skies. my uncle is there and said he didn't have power all day yesterday. that's not -- >> a side effect of all of this. >> 60 now. 63 in washington. upper 50s and low 60s close to town. the fog will hold these temperatures back a little bit for your morning hours. eventually i think we'll top out near about 70 degrees. and as i mentioned, no issues today or tomorrow. honestly, most of sunday, big race sunday morning, i think most of sunday will be fine, too. overnight sunday and monday when we feel the real effects of the storm. bigger look, satellite radar, this cold front, that will be a
player. there's hurricane sandy. category 1 hurricane, 80-mile- per-hour winds pushing to the north. starting to lose tropical characteristics, but the wind field is getting bigger and bigger here, and i think, remember the dor acho that came through in june? still have circulation there. the storm looking more impressive. pretty good wind shear at this hour. there's another picture. pushing off to the north and east and will be moving towards the washington area the end of the weekend. want to show you the wind field. watch it work up the coast. where you get the tight isobars, that's where the strongest winds are. notice by early monday morning,
forecasting strong winds off our southeast coast here. lower eastern shore could be dealing with serious beach erosion. then moves inland basically on top of us by monday night, early tuesday. it's tapping into that cold air and that's why we're concerned with the super storm. lots of questions still need to be answered with it. potential for a lot of wind and rain around here monday and tuesday. there's your accu weather seven- day. monday, tuesday, lots of question marks. i can guarantee you this, will be cool with highs struggling to get to 50 early next week. that's the latest. back to you at the desk. tucker, thank you. want to let everybody know that you can stay up-to-date on the storm all weekend long, wherever you go. download the fox 5 weather app. it is free for iphone and droid and will come in handy as you get ready for what mother nature will bring. come rain or shine, runners will be lacing up and pounding the pavement sunday morning for
the 37th annual marine corps marathon. >> hopefully won't be too bad sunday morning. the fifth largest marathon in the united states and ninth largest in the world, the race starts in arlington and end at the iwo jima memorial. that is where sarah simmons is with one inspiring story. this is quite a story. >> reporter: certainly is, tony. a lot of us can't imagine running a marathon and don't want to try, or can imagine crossing the finish line where we are. he felt the same way, until he lost his leg in afghanistan. now, he is pushing himself in ways he has never done before. life for lieutenant kerr changed in 2011. >> first reaction was, i think i stepped on an ied. then it sunk in, this is what it's like and it hurts. >> reporter: this picture was taken less than a week before
the day cameron stepped on an ied. he knew the dangers of war, but like most, never imagined it happening to him. >> one day you're in 11 century afghanistan, and the next minute your parents are at your bedside. it's weird. >> reporter: cameron is one of many soldiers who was sent to walter reid for recovery. >> even for me, it's simple. this is a paper cut compared to some guys. >> reporter: he decided not to let his injury weigh him down. an outdoors man all his life, he became involved with inspirational people, an organization that keeps him fit and challenged, running the disney marathon. >> the only adult above four and a half.
>> reporter: we'll run the marine corps 10 10k sunday. >> the hug at the finish line, but after that, the challenge of good job, but how would you like to do this? >> reporter: he'll likely keep pushing his limits with this reminder in his head. >> there's always worse. there's never a reason to feel sorry for yourself. >> reporter: that definitely is a great reminder, a huge inspiration. goes to show you you never can say you can when you see what people like lieutenant kerr are able to do. coming up in the 9:00 hour, we'll talk to the director of the marathon about interesting new things available through social media to track runners. we'll talk about that as well and other things coming up this week as well. back to you, tony and allison. >> paper cut is what they call
it. that's great. >> sarah, thanks. still ahead at 8:00, a good time to get away. we're going to check in with our travel expert to find the best deals for thanksgiving and offseason trip for tropical resort. >> headlines in hollywood, conan the, i can't ever say this word -- >> sexgenarian. >> heading back to the big screen. we'll be right back. anncr: seven-hundred-thousand jobs. that's what the plan george allen supports...
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"cloud atlas" hits theaters this weekend. >> kevin mccarthy liked the originality of it, but said some of the story lines are boring. he gave it three out of five. >> another film out is "sessions gave. kevin gave it a four out of five. he said he could see it gaining oscar buzz. >> interesting story line. for more on kevin's reviews, head to myfoxdc.com. you can also find him on
twitter. call it a conan comeback. we're not talking about the talk show host, but arnold schwarzenegger will be reprizing his role for a new film in the action series titled "the legend of conan." producers says the movie will pick up where the now 65 is in life. it's expected to hit the big screen in 2014. >> what do we think? >> sounds great. good luck with that. a new hit break-up song could be on the way, because taylor swift is single once again. the pop country cross overstar split with boyfriend conner kennedy after just a couple of months of dating. according to u.s. weekly, the couple blames long distance for the early end. didn't she buy a house across the street from him? >> yeah. >> swift has been on the road almost a month promoting her new album "red." >> she's on a roll.
>> something is wrong there. king of pop no longer the highest earning celebrity who has beens to be deceased. according to forbes magazine, elizabeth taylor is number one, raking in $210 million in the past year. most of that money came from the sale of her jewelry and white diamonds perfume line. michael jackson came in second at $145 million. elvis landed in third place with $55 million. peanut's cartoonist charles shultz and singer bob marley rounded out the top five. interesting. coming up next, how to find the best deals on the perfect fall get-away. >> bringing a taste of the old world to a library in northwest. good morning, holly. >> reporter: it is a unique experience indeed. let me just say, things aren't always what they seem. we are live at the mlk library where we are getting a preview
of kids euro fest 2012. he's just one of 200 plus performances going on in and around the area free. we're going to tell you all about it and how you can take advantage of it live next on fox 5 morning news. stay with us. we had a good group of people. good group of employees out there. this was a booming place. and mitt romney and bain capital turned it in to a junk yard. i was suddenly, 60 years old. i had no health care. mainly i was thinking about my family. how am i going to take care of my family. he promised us the same things he's promising the united states. and he'll give you the same thing he gave us. nothing.
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♪ i just came to say hello ♪ hello. it is time for our facebook fan of the day. we say hello to whitney anderson. she is a big fan of fox 5 and a big fan of tucker barnes. with stormy weather possibly bearing down on the east coast, tucker needs all the good vibes we can send him. tucker says thank you. for your chance to be monday's fan, log onto our facebook page and leave a comment under her picture. allison? thanks. when it comes to saving money, fall is usually one of the best times of the year to travel. deals are out there. you have to know where to look. for some ideas, we are joined by our good friend from west end travel. you're the president and founder, the force behind west
bend travel. >> let's not date me, okay? >> let's move along then. we're all freaked out about this hurricane and you should be. but there is good news, if you have a flight, right? you're not just out of all that money. >> most of the airlines have put out their travel advisories. if you want to cancel, depending on the airline, if you want to cancel now, you can with the option of reusing it without a penalty. >> are those the magic words, travel advisory? >> yes. every airline will post its own travel advisory on how they'll handle each type of ticket situation and the areas they are allowing you to cancel to. >> okay. >> if you now have a ticket and you want to use it, we are now what's in shoulder season until christmas time. it's a perfect time to take advantage of some of the specials that the hotels in the carribean are offering you. >> okay. >> so there are hotels that will allow you pay for two nights and stay for three. here's a free breakfast.
if you fly this airline, we'll give you $300 credit you can use at the hotel. some of these are absolutely amazing deals, like one of the things we're going to talk about is in puerto rico, four star hotel, $189 a night. saint thomas, $189 a night. saint martin, sonesta, your meals, all for $179. great time to start planning and use this up until december 15th. some hotels have reinstituted this for after the christmas holidays. starting after the beginning of january, you can go ahead and take advantage of a great bargain again. it will expand to many more hotels. >> you wore your beautiful yellow, because look at this, is this aruba? >> yeah. >> talking about the video of aruba there. >> yes. >> think beyond this and there
are get-aways still, great ones to be had. >> right. don't worry about the fact you now do not have your airline tickets. you're not traveling this weekend. look in order to traveling a little later. but also for those of you that haven't planned anything and want to go away, take the time now, go on, book your trip for before december 15th or after january and take advantage of the specials. >> let's talk about thanksgiving travel. so it's what, almost -- almost into november. is it just too late to get any deals out there, or what's the word on thanksgiving travel? >> a lot of people, the ticket is to purchase them early. so the fares that are available now are pretty expensive for those last-minute travelers. but the trick is, take a look, call the airlines, look online, and maybe leave on thursday and come back on saturday. now is a perfect time to take advantage of the train, maybe amtrak, and drive. gas prices are down, and there's so much that's available to you in this area. >> right. >> that you can make it even
just a day trip. we talked last time about going down the skyline drive. but a trip up to new york, even a train up to boston, and take advantage still of great rates and not being at an airport and paying, at this point, maybe $800 a ticket. >> let's face it, thanksgiving, as far as the meal and the fellowship, that's usually in the evening, right? you can take a flight that day. >> get up at 6:00 that morning, sleep on the play. you could be in phoenix by 10:00 that morning. >> your relatives might enjoy you getting in later. see you next time. >> see ya. >> okay, tony. thank you very much. good stuff. europe comes to washington this fall with an arts festival starring some of the world's most talented children's entertainers. it offers more than 200 performances around the city and it's free. holly morris is live from
northwest with more. holly? >> reporter: good morning, tony. we're at the mlk library, one of the venues. i want you to continue to watch him, because it is so much more than what you just saw. this whole festival is so much more than what we could even bring you in one morning. 200 plus performances, we've been saying it all morning long, goes on for several weeks. all the performances are free. these are the best entertainers for children that the european union has to offer. it is no small feat to get 200 plus performances ready for you and your family. we have the program director here. good to see you again. >> hello. >> reporter: it is amazing in five years how much this festival has grown. >> yes, right. we started with a little over 100 performers in 2008, and
this year we have 250 performances. >> reporter: oh, i've been selling you short. i've been saying over 200. i should say 250. what does it take to bring all this together? >> we bring over 70 performers from europe this year and 35 organizations. some logistics, yes. >> reporter: just when you think you have it figured out, an apple shows up. isn't that amazing? here's marie, so you can see her. and i have joe here, an irish art i. good morning. >> good morning, how are you? >> reporter: i want you to see them. stop it, we have yet another magician ready to perform for us. show called presto, appropriately so. joe, i want to talk to you about the artist residency program at the school. >> basically i'll be at the
school a week. it's about the children being artists as opposed to coming to watch. it shifts the focus away, from i won't say passive, but to being more involved and exploring their own artistic abilities. >> reporter: we don't want people to think you just rolled out here in your pajamas. let's talk about the show you're doing. >> i feel like i've rolled out in my pajamas. i flew in yesterday. i'm doing a show called star boy, about a small boy who i suppose is full of imagination, and he's going to bed and sees a shooting star. he decides to pursue the star and he uses his toy box to do that. the toy box becomes a car, then becomes a boat. he ends up under the sea. he traps a tiger, meets a mermaid and eventually goes to space. the question is, does he get his star? come and see. >> reporter: exactly. maria, i wanted to bring you back in, too, because there's a
junior ambassador program which is a fun way for kids to see multiple performances. explain that. >> can get a passport, and every time they come to see a show, they get it stamped and after three shows -- [inaudible] -- >> reporter: what's the best way to really make sure that people make the most of all that's going on, because there's so much, it's hard to take it all in. >> the best way is to go to the web site, kidseurofestival.org. [inaudible]-- you can check the web site again. >> reporter: joe, i wanted to ask you before you go, it's obvious what we get with our
families here, but what do you get out of being here? >> well, it's great to bring a show to the kids here and i guess we also get together as acts and share ideas, which is useful. >> reporter: thank you very much. you have seen firsthand why he won the national magic competition. amazing. thank you very much. myfoxdc.com is our web site. we have a link to the kids euro fest 2012, so you can find out where and when you want to go. we'll have more action in our next hour. back to you. >> thanks, holly. >> i love magic. >> you were watching pretty closely. >> really good. thanks, holly. still ahead, tracking a potential super storm. >> tucker will be back with an update on sandy's strength. and the likelihood for impact on our region. >> plus, a howling halloween, you won't want to miss our holiday pet parade starring some of our fox 54-legged friends and pictures you've
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